made it to mazatlan yesterday at sun up– found my friends easily as the path to port cpt lay at their feets and on my way.
we had awesome sailing— some becalmed and some with 60 kts of wind.. just a slight fluky wind…LOL
yes, formosas ned a bit of a blow to move a few feet—- mine likes about 8 kts for 3 of movement…..down hill with the carpet shaken as we sail thru….. we were totally becalmed 2 times, and didnt wanna use diesel to move out of it as we were very closely budgeted for this trip. i have many repairs yet to effect including the new ones of complete replacement of my decoraytive wood rail int he stern and remove and replace alternator bracket –we already replaced the starter with the appropriate one. i do have a starter for anyone who wants to buy it–needs a few repairs, but is good for some engines– came off a red 4-107 westerbeke….. didnt work very long on the perkins 4-108, as it died just north of cedros–10 mi, juan lu says. the sailing was great—- hi9gh winds as well as becalmed –all is sailing and MUCH better than sitting at a desk or behind a puter for much time.
if i am in correct place at a certain time whrn fshermen come in i can get free fish for my dinner–i shared a fillet of dorado(mahi) with bubba last nite–HE WAS THRILLLED!!!!! nothing like a happy boatkat!!
i understand one is able to live here on less than 100 dollars per month……. i will find that out this month….
thank you folks for ypur support– this adventure is only just beginning—after repairs are effected nd hurrycame season is done i will proceed to more places and see mpre things–
pix of this adventure ar pending wifi signal strength–is poor lately.
Bill Brut said:
Zee, I tried to keep TS informed but after you look at the site you will see no one is using it. Bergy has disappeared from the site totally. I am so happy you make it to Maz. Of course you, as I was expecting some delays since Solitarybird has not been exercised for quite a while. Martha is sitting by her computer waiting to hear from you. Her boat looks great.
Other than the starter did you have any other mechanical problems, hope not. I was really glad that Juan came all the way to MAZ with you. Tell him I owe him several drinks for taking care of the crazy gringo lady. When you finally get rested and the boat cleaned up please email me all the great details of your FIRST leg of your trip to the Gulf. Hugs to you and boatycat.
TY–I WILL Pass thu there in a minuet as i need to see if billy boy still loves me…lol… he missed out on a helluvan adventure…… woulda taught him a lot and he woulda had a reaallly good time–was fun even with the devils in my boat….
John Taylor said:
You’re awake and in form. The $100.00 a month sounds great. Except I am in Florida. H-m-m-m. I am again really happy you had a good trip.
Martha Warner said:
Just awesome Zee! Free fish means fish tacos for everyone, if I know you. Ditto on everything you said about Berg, this would’ve been a great adventure read for him and given him inspiration. Too bad he’s not here to share your joy, but rest assured Many, many folks have been following and living vicariously through your voyage. BrutB has a new blog site too, it’s going to be fun reading about his referbs and adventures in FL. Later on we will set a date to raft up the three ladies in FL when you pass through.